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E SC 213: Materials in Nanotechnology

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Unit 1 - An Introduction to Colloidal and Self-Assembled Materials
Lecture 1: Solutions Review, Colloids and Colloidal Chemistry

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Review of solution chemistry and colloids
Lecture 2: Self-Assembly

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Self-Assembly: Introduction 
to structures that assemble themselves
Unit 2 - An Introduction to Nanoparticles and Nanostructures
Lecture 1: Properties 
of Nanoparticles

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Definition and examples, physical properties, optical properties, electrical properties, health concerns
Unit 3 - An Introduction to Nanoparticle Synthesis and Applications
Lecture 1: Nanoparticle Synthesis and Applications

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Some ways of making nanoparticles and their applications
Unit 4 - Quantum Dots
Lecture 1: Quantum Dot Physics, Synthesis, 
and Applications

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Quantum Dots and Quantum Confinement. QD synthesis and applications
Unit 5 - Micro- and Nanomaterials in Bio Applications
Lecture 1: Biocompatability and Cellular Overview

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Biocompatibility, cellular interaction overview, common materials for biological interaction
Lecture 2: Role of Proteins and Cellular Junctions

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How cells utilize proteins for communication
Lecture 3: Nanoparticles for Biological Applications Including Liposomes PPT
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Liposomes used for drug delivery, tagging, RNA/DNA delivery, and nutrient delivery
Lecture 4: Role of Metal Nanoparticles in Biological Applications PPT
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Various metal nanoparticles used for cancer ablation, tagging, and infection prevention
Unit 6 - PDMS: An Example of a Versatile Material for Micro- and Nanotechnology

Lecture 1: PDMS Background, Properties,
and Applications

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Background, properties, applications, and modification of PDMS

Unit 7 - Oxidation and Dielectric Materials

Lecture 1: Dielectrics by Growth and Disposition

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E SC 213 Labs Evaluating oxide quality, furnace deposition including dry and wet oxidation. High pressure oxidation, chemical vapor deposition. Modifying dielectric constant and applications

Unit 8 - Material Fabrication Utilizing Dry Etch Chemistry

Lecture 1: Plasmas and Materials

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E SC 213 Labs Define common etch vocabulary, models to understand the plasma process

Lecture 2: Plasma Removal Processes

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E SC 213 Labs Typical etch recipes for common materials. Analyzing recipe parameters and the resultant etch profiles. Endpoint detection

Unit 9 - Material Fabrication Utilizing Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD)


Lecture 1: Physical and Chemical Vapor Deposition

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E SC 213 Labs Describe deposition coverage. The six basic steps of chemical vapor deposition. Film growth. Issues concerning PECVD. Types of PECVD